Celebrate Día de los Muertos 2020
Celebrate Día de los Muertos, a week-long celebration with the Arlington Public Library. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday honoring family and friends who have passed on. The entire community is invited to celebrate their loved ones through art, family activities, and more.
This year the Arlington Public Library will commemorate Día de los Muertos with a series of virtual programs. These programs aim to highlight and celebrate the traditions surrounding this festive holiday.
Events will take place on the Arlington Public Library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonTXLib
With roots in Aztec festivals and Spanish Catholic holy days, Día de los Muertos is celebrated today as a festive, lively remembrance of family and friends. Everyone, no matter their cultural background, is invited to celebrate and remember their loved ones on Día de los Muertos.
See the full schedule below:
- Monday, October 26th
- Tuesday, October 27th
- Wednesday, October 28th
- Library on Topic – Famous Mexican Authors that Have Passed
- Thursday, October 29th
- Friday, October 30th
- Sunday, November 1st
- Social Media: Share your ofrenda pictures #APLDiadelosMuertos
- Monday , November 2nd – Día de los Muertos
Learn more about Día de los Muertos with the following resources
- Day of the Dead: https://dayofthedead.holiday/
- History: https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/day-of-the-dead
- MexicanSugarSkull: https://mexicansugarskull.com/pages/history-of-day-of-the-dead-dia-de-los-muertos
- NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/what-s-el-d-de-los-muertos-it-s-not-n815966